Thoughtful gifts

February 21, 2011

A super thoughtful gift

I don’t know what to say about these except that I love them. A beautiful rich wood with contrasting black edges and a matte finish. Those silhouettes bring me right back to elementary school, having our profile outlined with the overhead projector and Sharpie markers onto huge newsprint pages.



February 12, 2011


Here is the chaos which is the surface of my workroom table.  Unlike my granny, I have embraced the messiness of ongoing projects.  The process is never linear.  There are so many ideas and objects to be imagined and constructed.

Slow tomatoes

February 12, 2011

Ripe tomatoes + salt + pepper + olive oil


Cooking away, slowly but surely, at 150 degrees for 3 - 5 hours


A little too long! Most of it was still delicious

Oven dried tomatoes, baked really slowly for a really long time, are amazing in so many ways. Easiest way: chop up and toss with parmesan and olive oil on some cooked pasta. Buon appetito!

Winter colour

February 2, 2011

I just need a little shot of colour at this dull time of year. This is my Charlie Harper memory game. It’s so fun to look at and it would be even better if someone would play with me. How about it Ada?

These flowers were photographed in the fall but they remind me of the bold Charlie Harper colours.

And this is a scarf I made from a japanese Noro yarn.  I even have my husband wearing a bit of colour this year.

Men in colours, there’s a novel idea, Olive! My favorite colours right now are our freshly painted walls. Super wintery, but I’m all about embracing the snowstorms that we’re enveloped in at the moment.

Two tones of lilac-grey changed our apartment from Tuscan yellow of previous owners to something we can call our own.